Landscape sets a great curb appeal, but should also offer sustainability, low maintenance and other benefits. When you are considering your commercial landscape design, keep the following ideas in mind.
Know Your Theme
Just like many other aspects of design, you should select a theme for your landscape. This theme should match or compliment the building architecture. Otherwise, the landscape could end up dominating the architecture and create a confusing perception for customers. Work with your commercial landscaper on the theme, as well as the plan to get there.
Choose a Low Maintenance Landscape
The look and feel of your landscape is important. However, the maintenance level of your landscape is just as critical. As you are developing a design with your landscaper, discuss the maintenance plan and what would be involved during each season. Also, as tempting as it might be in the beginning, do not overplant. In the long run, it will require more time maintaining and pruning the vegetation.
Look for Native Trees and Plants
Selecting plants and trees that are native to the area will lead to sustainability and also reduced costs. Native species typically require less maintenance and have a better chance of surviving, which also keeps expenses down. The idea is to choose plants, trees and shrubs that do well in the local climate. For example, if your property is in a humid, warm climate, there are a variety of perennials that thrive in that environment.
Focus on the Building Entrance
The entrance to the building should be attractive and inviting to customers. Some ways to accomplish this objective is to add color, as it will catch people’s attention. Color also draws the eye to the entrance of the building, letting people know which way to head. A handful of filler plants can guide customers to the front door.
Think Ahead Into the Future
When you are planting landscape for the first time on your commercial property a big mistake to avoid is not thinking ahead into the future. Trees and shrubs should be strategically spaced out to prevent problems as they mature and grow. You should also be aware of how thick the plants and trees could become, which can also determine where items will be placed. This area is another one that should be discussed with your landscaper.
Command7 Can Help You
If you are looking for help with your commercial landscape design, contact Command7 today at 855-214-2168 or fill out our contact form. Ordering commercial landscape services through us is easy, quick and convenient.
Read our other article, Using Landscaping to Cut Down on Energy Consumption in Commercial Properties, for additional helpful tips.